Thursday, 24 December 2009
Happy Christmas Eve...what a difference a year can make. This evening I took this picture of a glorious sunset from my balcony. As you can see the sky is clear, not a flake of snow to be seen. The air is crisp and clear. Last year the days started a little bit different from almost the same spot on my balcony...the snow was coming.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday I noticed that ice was forming on our pond. It's so dark when I arrive home I hadn't noticed it forming. This little stream also feeds into the lower pond and you can see the ice forming around the rocks.
I made this arched attic windows quilt several years ago. The designer is Jacque J. Holmes. It is made with black and white fabrics only. I call it "A Winter's View", it was challenging to make but I like the effect a lot.
Here is my current winter view. The snow started falling this afternoon and is gradually accumulating in our courtyard. Our walks have all been salted.
The beauty berry looks delicate in the snow.
The new shoots are already forming for next year.
Definitely a glimpse of more to come. It is quite cold and blustery along the river's edge.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Frosty Saturday morning brings a chilly walk along the quay looking at berries and frost covered flowers. The calendar changed from rainy November to cold crisp December. We're 6 for 6 for sunny days this month! Beauty berries are actually quite a small delicate berry. I managed to catch these ones with some sun shining on them for a change.
These winter pansies are living up to their name, covered in frost but putting on a pretty show.
The sun was just starting to creep into this raised bed of plants
This pansy has found the warmth of the sun and the frost is slowly melting.I'm not sure what type of berries these are, but they are a very deep black colour.